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Sign up for our Writing Boot Camp at the BenCab Museum in Baguio, March 17-18

January 21, 2018 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books, Workshops 3 Comments →

Email for details.

Our recent books are now available online.

Each book costs Php350. Free shipping nationwide if you buy both books. Offer good till 28 February 2018. Order now through

And now you can buy them on Lazada!
Buy Geeks vs Jocks here, and The Stories So Far here.

Calling Filipino expats, OFWs, immigrants. It’s time to enlist in the World Domination Project.

October 01, 2017 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, World Domination Update No Comments →

I will be traveling often in the next five months to talk to you wherever you happen to be right now. Join the World Domination Project Facebook page (run by Bubbles) to get updates and set our meetings.

You can also email me at

Thanks to Rommel in NZ, Patricia in France, Patrick in BKK, Hendrick in Dubai, Leah in Munich for the emails. Talk soon!

Finished or not finished, pass your papers

September 30, 2017 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops No Comments →

First submission: Iris Clamor. Good work!

Writing Boot Camp goes to Cebu on September 16

August 31, 2017 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops No Comments →

If you want to organize a Writing Boot Camp in your office or city, email

I’m looking for OFWs to interview in Tokyo and Yokohama in September

August 30, 2017 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, World Domination Update No Comments →

I am going to Japan in late September (21ish to 27ish) for some world domination research and I plan to interview overseas Filipino workers. The interviews are fairly simple and uncontroversial: how they wound up working in Japan, what their typical day is like, whether they have Filipino friends there, and what their aspirations are. The project is privately funded. The interviewees do not have to share their names and personal details (unless they want to).

If you are a Filipino based in Tokyo or Yokohama, or if you know Filipinos based in Tokyo or Yokohama, please get in touch with me. You can leave me a message in Comments, or email me at If you prefer Facebook, please contact Bubbles at Thank you!

And does anyone know how to get in touch with Evelyn Eleanor the host of Oh Tokyo?

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Thank you for all the replies and referrals! Looks like I’m going to do a lot of interviews during my trip. Special thanks to Pepe for pointing me to the videoke bar in Yokohama where the Pinoys hang out.

I’m hosting a Q&A with Mark Danielewski on Saturday, 26 Aug, 3pm at Raffles Hotel Makati

August 23, 2017 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books 1 Comment →

Mark Danielewski is the author of The House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty-Year Sword, and The Familiar, which he envisions as a 27-volume series.

Mark loves cats, who show up in all his books. He will sign your books after the Q&A.

His books will be sold at the venue.

Admission is free. Go early.

Visit Mark Danielewski’s website

See the complete schedule of book talks